Sunday, June 13, 2010

Time Consuming

Today's Etsy lesson is that being part of Etsy can be just as time consuming as playing games on Facebook.
It doesn't have to be, but it's that way for me right now.  Part of it is due to that part of my personality that doesn't allow me to pass my mailbox without checking to see if there's mail.  I can't help it...even after the once per day mail delivery has already happened.  The 24/7 nature of being online just makes it worse. So I keep checking Facebook, Etsy, my blog, and my email to see what's new...please, please let there be something new!  Another reason for the time drain is because of those beautiful treasuries I curated.  When people buy the items in there, they have to be replaced with a new item.  The one I can't ignore is one that features items with arrows. I lined them up perfectly to lead the eye around the collection.  One missing item slides everything and messes the whole thing up. Reason number three is not wanting to miss opportunities on Alchemy. This may not be very legitimate since I haven't figured out if timing plays a role in people accepting bids.  The last reason is "research."  Browsing the site and seeing how other people write up listings, take photos, and arrange their shops helps me improve my shop. Since part of what I offer is design work, I like to see what's "hot" so I can premake some items to list.  I can see that I will soon need to develop a time management strategy if I want to keep my sanity.

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